Sch. Reopening Extended By 2 Weeks

The Government of Liberia (GOL) has extended the reopening of schools from February 2, to Friday, February 13, 2015 to give more time for the preparation of school facilities.

Recently parents complaining of financial difficulties appealed to government to extend the opening of school from February 2 to March 2, 2015. Others said it was necessary to extend the process because more schools are yet to meet measures prescribed by health authorities in a bid to continue the fight against Ebola.

In an interview with the Minister of Information, Lewis G. Brown yesterday, he confirmed that Educational authorities have agreed to extend the process up to February 13.

Minister Brown noted that the fundamental thing is to continue the process of orientation, registration and training of teachers.

The Information Minister also said the extension is being put in place to ensure that proper measures are put in place aimed at continuing the fight against the Ebola virus on campuses. He disclosed that the Catholic School System is already ahead of others in the achievement of these processes.

He stressed that it is important that proper methods be put in place to make the various campuses safe for children coming from different homes to school as the country continues the fight against Ebola.

Minister Brown disclosed further that health authorities will be carrying out the inspection of school campuses throughout the country to ensure that every school campus is in compliance with measures instituted to make every school safe.

Yesterday, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that Liberia failed to reopen schools because of the lack of anti-Ebola materials on various campuses.